Gastroenterology

Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

In the United States and Canada, pediatric patients who undergo liver transplant show lower age-appropriate immunization rates at time of transplant than nontransplant recipients in a similar age group, according to a study published in JAMA.
Barely half of transplant recipients were up to date on the National Immunization Survey (NIS) seven-vaccine series compared with 70% of healthy children aged 19 to 35 months, researchers found.
“Despite the high risk for vaccine-preventable infections post-transplant, the majority of pediatric liver transplant recipients are not up to date on

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